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Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverage Pvt Ltd Factory at Khordha wins Gold Award for Indian Green Manufacturing Challenge 2018

HCCB (Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt. Ltd.) – one of India’s largest FMCG companies – today announced that, International Research Institute for Manufacturing (IRIM) has awarded the Gold Award to its Khordha factory as part of the Indian Green Manufacturing Challenge 2018. The factory is one of the very few FMCG/Food facilities in India to get the award in GOLD category.

The India Green Manufacturing Challenge (IGMC) is designed to recognize manufacturing firms that have shown consistent progress in improving sustainability factors associated with a manufacturing facility. The International Research Institute for Manufacturing is a professional body involved in supporting the manufacturing industry in various parts of the world through research, consulting and training services.

The Gold Certification to the Khordha factory was based on the assessment of the site under the sector of Food and Beverages. Some of the key parameters assessed include: water conservation, energy conservation, GHG intensity, land management, green innovation, use of restricted substances, environment, quality of product, material conservation and innovation.

Acknowledging the recognition, Joydeep Roy, Factory Manager, Khordha, said, “We are certainly happy that our factory in Khordha gets into the list of a handful of facilities that are recognized for its sustainability initiatives! We keep sustainability and environmental resource minimization as an integral part of our factory designs. Recognitions like these encourage us to hasten the ‘green’ work.”

Initiatives such as rain water harvesting, re-use of waste water, waste minimisation, plastic waste management, Clean In Place (CIP), optimisation have been undertaken at the Khordha plant to develop it into a green manufacturing unit.

Some of the initiatives that HCCB undertook at Khordha factory are:

  • Extensive landscaping and green belt spread across 12.99 acre land and planting more than 13000 trees
  • Water conservation systems with huge Rain Water Harvesting structures along with roof top rain water harvesting.
  • State of the art waste water treatment facility with Membrane Bio reactor (MBR), with zero discharge of treated waste water to outside water bodies
  • 100% reuse of water for green belt development & utilities.
  • Optimisation of water usage through various Kaizens and innovative technologies and process.
  • Well-designed water treatment plants and recovery systems such as UFRO, decausticiser, backwash recovery.
  • Use of sustainable packaging with innovation through reduction of material, minimisation of waste and recycling.
  • Maximising use of LED lights as part of green energy use initiative.
  • Implementation of heat recovery systems, use of energy efficient pumps and many energy saving initiatives.
  • Use of sterile air in place of Carbon dioxide gas during the filling process which contributes a lot to carbon foot print reduction.
  • Creation of Driver Management Centre including training of drivers through Defensive Driving Training (DDT).
  • Implementation of Behavioural Based Safety programme (BBS) to create a strong safety culture inside the factory and personal life of the employees.

About HCCB

HCCB is one of India’s largest FMCG companies. It manufactures, packages and sells, some of India’s most loved beverages – Minute Maid, Maaza, SmartWater, Kinley, Thums Up, Sprite, Coca-Cola, Limca, Fanta, Georgia and several others. A network of 3,900 distributors, 250,000 farmers, 7,000 suppliers and over 2 million retail outlets, makes HCCB, an ecosystem of significant scale. It operates in 25 states in 493 districts. Through its 18 factories, HCCB manufactures and sells 55 different products in 9 different categories.

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